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Jaipur: Muthoot gold robbery cracked! Suspects detained in Bihar

Two held; search one for three others.

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February 1, 2018, 3:48 pm

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Muthoot Finance company's office in Jaipur where gold robbery took place.

Jaipur: Jaipur police have detained some suspects from Bihar in the case of robbery of 26 kg gold rom Muthoot Finance in Mansarovar nearly a month ago. Police suspect that there were a total of five robbers were involved in the robbery. Two of them have been detained, while a search for their accomplices is still on. The police have not disclosed the arrests because they want to arrest all the robbers before going public with the information about identity of the robbers, sources said.

They added that the suspects were detained in Patna in Bihar and some of the gold was recovered. A large chunk of the loot was, however, was still untraceable. Senior police officials didn’t confirm the arrests, saying that an investigation was still on.

Four robbers had walked into the office of Muthoot Finance situated at Madhyam Marg on Rajat Path around 12.48 pm on July 21. There were four employers and two customers in the loan finance company office.

The robbers asked them to stand in a corner and took the keys of the locker from the manager. When the manager, Satyanarayan Tosniwal, refused to hand over the keys, they thrashed him. The manager relented following which two robbers opened the locker and collected the gold.

There was a total of 57 kg gold jewellery in the branch’s lockers. When the robbery was under progress, Toshniwal insisted that he wanted to go to the washroom as he was sick. He went into the washroom and sounded a security alarm. The robbers had stuffed nearly 26.7 kg gold into a bag, but they had to leave the god and run away due to the alarm.

The police studied footages of hundreds of CCTVs installed on the route which the robbers used to escape after looting the finance company’s branch. The footages could have helped the cops identify robbers.

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First published: August 20, 2017